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Clashes erupt as Liberia seals off slum to prevent spread of Ebola
Clashes erupt as Liberia seals off slum to prevent spread of Ebola

Clashes erupted Wednesday as security forces sealed off a sprawling seaside slum in the Liberian capital in a bid to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Angry residents stormed barbed-wire baricades and threw stones at the troops, who fired shots in the air and chased them away batons, news reports said. Fear and confusion have been spreading in the West African nation, where at least 576 people have died, more than in any other country affected by the deadliest Ebola outbreak on record.  The outbreak began in neighboring Guinea in March and has spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. At least 1,350 people have died, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, and...

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